Are you having some extra time in Toowoomba?

Bringing a partner and/or family with you and wondering what they can get up to whilst you are enjoying all the informative sessions?

Here are just a few ideas that you might like to consider:

Japanese Gardens and Gumbi Gumbi Gardens @USQ

The Japanese Gardens are the location for our Welcome Reception on Monday night and well worth a return visit- a wonderful place for reinvigorating your mind at lunch time. Gumbi Gumbi Gardens are our award winning Indigenous gardens and another peaceful area of the university to visit in the lunchbreak. Check out the self guided tour on our app, available from the webpage

Christmas Wonderland

Our iconic Queens Park comes alive with themed Christmas lights and displays, with performances for local music groups and dance troupes. Gold coin donation that supports local charities

Cobb & Co Museum

With a core exhibit of horse drawn carriages, hands-on activities and lots of local history and culture, Cobb & Co is well-worth a visit – allow yourself at least a couple of hours

Toowoomba Sightseeing Tours

Offering two different tours – East side and west side that each last two hours. A fun way to orient yourself and see all the highlights of our beautiful city

Picnic Point

The venue for our conference dinner, the parklands around Picnic Point offer spectacular views across the Lockyer Valley and several walking tracks

Queens Park and other gardens

No visit to Toowoomba is complete without a stroll through our beautiful Queens park – well worth an early morning visit for those staying in the CBD. There are also many other parks and gardens throughout the city- and for the energetic, you can always walk all the way to USQ??

For other ideas and attractions visit the Toowoomba Tourist Information Centre  or the Toowoomba Regional Council website

Of course, these are only a few of the experiences in Toowoomba – make sure that you share yours either in the comments below, or via our Twitter hashtag #ASCILITE17.